Activities summary

  • Departure Christchurch
  • Duration Full day
  • Available languages
    • English
  • Meeting point Christchruch
  • Availability From Dec 11 to Jun 30

Description

This private tour and / or transfer will take you through a spectacular landscape. From Christchurch you will cross Arthur's Pass National Park, then down to the Westland District to finally reach the glacier region with many opportunities for photographing and short walks in the company of your guide / driver. This tour / transfer can be done on the reverse.
 

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This private tour and / or transfer will take you through a spectacular landscape. From Christchurch you will cross Arthur's Pass National Park, then down to the Westland District to finally reach the glacier region with many opportunities for photographing and short walks in the company of your guide / driver. This tour / transfer can be done on the reverse.
 

Detail
Meet at your Christchurch accommodation or at Christchurch International Airport. Travel in a 4WD SUV (for groups of 4-8 people in a mini van) with comments from your guide / driver. The first stop is Castle Hill and its limestone formations then towards the village of Arthur's Pass for a quick cup of coffee / tea and a short walk to watch / photograph the Bealey Chasm.

The Lookout of the Otira Viaduct offers you a perspective of how the early pioneers built their way from the West Coast through this dangerous passage. Continue to Hokitika for lunch (at your cost) and opportunity to observe the processing of Pounamu (greenstone). After lunch, take a short path through forest and dunes to reach the coast and observe the wild nature of the Tasman Sea.

You will pass through the village of Ross and its historic houses and through Whataroa with the Colony of the White Herons (additional cost - this activity must be booked in advance) or choose to visit Okarito and take a short excursion with kayaking on the tranquil lagoon to observe the wildlifeand admire the flora with a specialized guide (extra cost that can be paid directly to the operator). From here it is a short drive to Franz Josef, where your driver / guide will transfer you to your accommodation and greet you.

  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Guide /driver
    • Short hike
    • Transfer to/from accommodation
    • Assistance for activity booking

    Price does not include

    • Breakfast /lunch
    • Personal activities
    • Accommodation
    • Single traveller supplement
    • All that is not mentioned under "the price includes" section

    The price shown is for 2 per person for two passengers travelling together.